February 1

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2018

Status Update directed by Scott Speer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2018.

2016

Cabin Fever directed by Travis Zariwny was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2016.

2015

Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2015.

2014

Beauty and the Beast directed by Christophe Gans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2014.

2012

Think Like a Man directed by Tim Story was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2012.

2011

Just Go with It directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2011.

2010

My Name Is Khan directed by Karan Johar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Dream Boy, directed by James Bolton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Stone Cold by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2008.

2007

Cross by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2007.

2006

Final Destination 3 directed by James Wong was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2006.

2004

Before Sunset directed by Richard Linklater was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2004.

2003

Old School directed by Todd Phillips was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Joao Avila. In that special week people in US were listening to U Got It Bad by Usher. Crossroads, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2002.

2001

Enemy at the Gates directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Paris Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. 28 Days, directed by Betty Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Monster by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 2000.

1999

The Corruptor directed by James Foley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Alex Centa. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Sphere, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Marina Joyce. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Vegas Vacation, directed by Stephen Kessler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Rahart Adams. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Loch Ness, directed by John Henderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Richard Wisker. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. Billy Madison, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Harry Styles. In that special week people in US were listening to All For Love by Bryan Adams. My Girl 2, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Ruby by V.C. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Loris Baz. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean Sex?, directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelli Goss. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Blindsight by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jasmine Tookes. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. Paprika, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Laura Marling. In that special week people in US were listening to How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton. Hard to Kill, directed by Bruce Malmuth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Cuckoo'S Egg by Clifford Stoll was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Caleb Folbigg. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Weekend at Bernie's, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Child Star by Shirley Temple Black was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Healey. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón Menéndez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Closing Of The American Mind by Allan Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ronda Rousey. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Personal Services, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Panic Of '89 by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lauren Conrad. In that special week people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. Nine 1/2 Weeks, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1986.

1985

Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Lee Thompson Young. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Unfaithfully Yours, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1984.

1983

Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Adam Kokesh. In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Luis Lama. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Eyes of a Stranger, directed by Ken Wiederhorn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bolloré. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, directed by Vladimir Menshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rachelle Lefevre. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Domenick Davies. In that special week people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. Blue Collar, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Book Of Merlyn by Terence H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Anne-Claire Coudray. In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits. Jungle Holocaust, directed by Ruggero Deodato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Marry Me by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phil Ivey. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players. Gable and Lombard, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Katerina Thanou. In that special week people in US were listening to Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka. Lepke, directed by Menahem Golan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Marie Scott. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. Herbie Rides Again, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Declercq. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. The Train Robbers, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1973.

1972

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Michael C Hall. In that special week people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. The Night Visitor, directed by Laslo Benedek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Malik Sealy. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Zabriskie Point, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Brian Krause. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Marie Presley. In that special week people in US were listening to Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers. Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Marie-Chantal Perron. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. Hurry Sundown, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Garnier. In that special week people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark. Black Tight Killers, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Princess Stephanie of Monaco. In that special week people in US were listening to You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers. The Ravagers, directed by Eddie Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Raphaëlle Bacqué. In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits. Woman in the Dunes, directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1964.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Manuel Amoros. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Moon Pilot, directed by James Neilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Volker Fried. In that special week people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles. Hand in Hand, directed by Philip Leacock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Rialet. In that special week people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. Four Fast Guns, directed by William J. Hole Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1960.

1959

The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tony Leung Ka-Fai. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. The Gift of Love, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1958.

1957

Mother India directed by Mehboob Khan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1957.

1956

Los gavilanes directed by Vicente Oroná was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1956.

1955

Jupiter's Darling directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Marijke Amado. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Ride Clear of Diablo, directed by Jesse Hibbs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Duane Chapman. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. Summer with Monika, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1953.

1952

Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1952.

1951

Vengeance Valley directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1951.

1950

Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1950.

1949

I Shot Jesse James directed by Samuel Fuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1949.

1948

Three Daring Daughters directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1948.

1946

Behind Green Lights directed by Otto Brower was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1946.

1945

The House of Fear directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1945.

1944

The Uninvited directed by Lewis Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1944.

1943

Dead Men Walk directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1943.

1942

Captains of the Clouds directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1942.

1941

Across the Sierras directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1941.

1940

Vigil in the Night directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1940.

1939

Stagecoach directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1939.

1938

Gold Is Where You Find It directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1938.

1937

The Great O'Malley directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1937.

1936

The Lawless Nineties directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1936.

1935

The Woman in Red directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1935.

1933

Topaze directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1933.

1932

The Monster Walks directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1932.

1929

Weary River directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1929.

1927

Getting Gertie's Garter directed by E. Mason Hopper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1927.

1921

Seven Years Bad Luck directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1921.

1918

The Unbeliever directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1918.

1916

His Picture in the Papers directed by John Emerson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1916.

1915

The Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 February 1915.